STOPOVER OF NEOTROPICAL LANDBIRD MIGRANTS ON EAST SHIP ISLAND FOLLOWING TRANS-GULF MIGRATION

@article{Kuenzi1991STOPOVERON,
  title={STOPOVER OF NEOTROPICAL LANDBIRD MIGRANTS ON EAST SHIP ISLAND FOLLOWING TRANS-GULF MIGRATION},
  author={A. Kuenzi and F. Moore and T. Simons},
  journal={The Condor},
  year={1991},
  volume={93},
  pages={869-883}
}
The ecophysiology of Neotropical landbird migrants was studied in relation to energetic condition following trans-Gulf migration in 1987, 1988, and 1989. Most birds captured on East Ship Island, a barrier island off the Mississippi coast, had exhausted fat reserves crossing the Gulf of Mexico and were near fat-free mass. Few birds were recaptured after the day of their first capture, suggesting that migrants departed the day of their arrival or that night. Lean migrants occurred more frequently… Expand

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